I wish, I wish I hadn't killed that fish

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- Homer Simpson
As the title suggests, what have you done in the past that you totally regret now or was a big ol waste of time. Here is mine

I was doing keyword research (a few years ago when I was a NOOB) and found a keyword getting a few hundred thousand exact searches a month. I spent a few years building the site and getting backlinks (this is when making money online was a hobby) When I finally hit the front page of google for the keyword I got about 100-200 visits a day to the site!! WTF I was very confused.

Later I found out about the exact radio button

Moral of the story: ALWAYS select exact on the google keyword tool when doing keyword research!!
#fish #killed
  • Profile picture of the author weblink29
    Yea, when I do keyword reasearch I save the keyword data from broad searches...then I save a separate csv file with exact search data. I made some mistakes in the past by looking at broad search data.
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    Nothing to see here folks.....move along.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    I regret not getting into info product creation sooner.

    I was always too afraid...didn't think I could create a product others would want or be able to write a full ebook. So, I continued as a freelance writer, working for upfront pay and providing content that was no doubt improving other people's businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Banks
      Originally Posted by Kecia View Post

      I regret not getting into info product creation sooner.

      I was always too afraid...didn't think I could create a product others would want or be able to write a full ebook. So, I continued as a freelance writer, working for upfront pay and providing content that was no doubt improving other people's businesses.
      I am at the same stage as you, too scared to release an info product even though I run an authority domain with over 4000 subscribers (it's about my biggest passion in life!) I am working on an e-book but reading your post gave me a bit more motivation to work harder and actually put it out there!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    Nice tip .

    Mine is ...

    I regret I didn't start building an email list years ago .
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    CPA Game Changer - Coming Very Soon !

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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I wish I had started building a list sooner, but other than that I don't really have any regrets in internet marketing.

    ...Now with females, that's another story.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I regret having spent so much money online before learning internet marketing as I should. I also regret having delayed to become a War Room member.
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  • Profile picture of the author App Developers
    Yikes, but been there done that! I think we all have been down that same path! I have to say my regret is the same as yours!!
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    • Profile picture of the author tamarindcandy
      I regret not having gotten into this business sooner. Heh.
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